On August 25, 1981.

On August 25, 1981, “Columbia” label released “Scissors Cut”, the fifth Art Garfunkel studio album. It was recorded October 1980 – May 1981, at “Media Sound” in New York City, “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Roy Halle, Art Garfunkel and Mike Batt.

Personnel:

  • Art Garfunkel – vocals
  • Pete Carr, Dean Parks, Michael Staton, Graham Lyle, Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Paul Simon, Andrew Gold – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jeffrey Staton – guitar, backing vocals
  • John Jarvis – piano
  • Jimmy Webb, Larry Knechtel – keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey, Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
  • Joe Osborn, Tony Levin, Scott Chambers – bass guitar
  • Rick Shlosser, Rick Marotta – drums
  • Ray Cooper, Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Tommy Vig – vibraphone, backing vocals
  • Lew Soloff – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • David Campbell – strings
  • Del Newman – strings
  • Roland Harker – lute
  • Teo Macero – conductor
  • Lisa Garber, Leah Kunkel – backing vocals
  • Eugene Orloff – concertmaster
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Terry Rosiello – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • John Berg – design
  • Anthony Loew – artwork

Track listing:

  1. A Heart in New York – Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle
  2. Scissors Cut – Jimmy Webb
  3. Up in the World – Clifford T. Ward
  4. Hang On In – Norman Sallitt
  5. So Easy to Begin – Jules Shear
  6. Bright Eyes – Mike Batt
  7. Can’t Turn My Heart Away – John Jarvis, Eric Kaz
  8. The French Waltz – Adam Mitchell
  9. In Cars – Jimmy Webb
  10. That’s All I’ve Got to Say (Theme from The Last Unicorn) – Jimmy Webb

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